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Jeremy Duffield

Superannuation needs greater outcomes focus

Superannuation funds have too much emphasis on short-term performance and they need more focus on outcome-based objectives. Members deserve a better idea of their likely income in retirement.

Three key retirement factors other than super

Retirement planning is more than superannuation. No use having lots of money if health is poor, and eventually, most of us will face the need for aged care. And don't ignore home equity release when cash is needed.

Advice is silver bullet on super battlefield

In this series on leadership, the focus turns to superannuation funds and the need for quality financial advice to retain members up to and throughout their retirement.

Digital disruption meets retirement incomes focus

A discussion about the leadership attributes needed to move the superannuation industry from its historical focus on accumulation to that of a whole-of-life approach with an emphasis on retirement outcomes.

Large funds need to earn retirement loyalty

A clear challenge for superannuation funds is improving customer loyalty as they transition from accumulation phase to pension phase. There is not enough urgency in addressing member retention at this crucial moment.

Leadership skills of a crusading communicator

One of the most important leadership skills to master is the art of communication. Superannuation industry leaders can learn much from the father of indexing, Jack Bogle.

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Five stock recoveries not hanging on COVID predictions

The focus on predicting the recovery from the pandemic is the wrong emphasis. Better to identify great companies benefitting from market changes over a three- to five-year horizon with or without COVID.

Exchange traded products

Peak to peak, which LIC managers performed during COVID?

A comprehensive review of dozens of LICs shows how they performed in the crucial 'peak to peak' of COVID. This 14 months tested the mettle and strategies of a sector often under fire, with many strong results.

Property

Blink and you missed a seismic shift in these stocks

Blink and it happened. If announcements in this sector were made by a producer of iron ore, gas, copper or some new tech, the news would have been splashed across the front pages. Have we witnessed a major change?

Worries over the planned proxy rule changes in Australia

We do not agree with Treasury’s suggestion that institutional investors are overly influenced by the research provided by proxy advisors. Here's how active ownership works to serve the client's best interests.

Economy

How to invest as inflation fears fade

There are many reasons why the worries about inflation are overstated and investors should protect their portfolios against falling inflation rather than rising. The economy is completely different to the 1970s.

Economy

A tale of the inflation genie, the Fed and the RBA

The inflation genie is still in the bottle. While wage growth remains low and the US Fed maintains current settings, we should expect the RBA's accommodatory approach to continue.

Strategy

Not so plastic fantastic: solving the single-use pandemic

At least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean each year, equivalent to one garbage truck every minute. This is expected to double by 2030. Such pollution brings risks and opportunities for many companies.

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